West Marine Opens Chicago Flagship Store


West Marine, the world’s largest boating equipment and marine outfitter, has opened up its flagship Midwest location in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. The grand opening celebration will take place April 23-26 and featured Cruising for a Cause charity night, marine electronic demos and raffles.

The new, 20,000-square-foot flagship, located just off the North Branch Canal of the Chicago River that wraps around Goose Island, caters to all those who enjoy life on the water.

“I’ve spent most of my life on the Great Lakes, and I couldn’t be happier to ensure that everyone in Chicago and the surrounding areas has the top-notch products and equipment they need to have amazing experiences on the water,” says new Chicago West Marine general manager Gary Sibilsky.

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